Letter: Ruling was not based on ‘assumptions’

Judge William Hoskins did not make “assumptions with respect to how a sexual assault survivor would behave after an assault.” Judges don’t make assumptions – they make decisions according to the law. (“Verdict did not acquit misconceptions,” Western News, May 13)

Tracy De Boer speaks in euphemisms when she states “the complainants downplayed the nature of their post-assault contact” and “there were inconsistencies in their testimony.” The complainants blatantly lied under oath. Lying under oath makes the complainants a tad more than unreliable – it completely destroys their credibility. That’s why the judge acquitted the accused.

There’s a lesson to be learned there, ladies.

Teresa Flanagan
London